What is the IFSR?

THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH (IFSR), founded 1981, is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization comprising 38 member organizations (status November 2011) from all continents. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications in order to serve the international systems community ( see also its constitution).

The Federation is guided by a Board of Directors, composed of two
individuals from each member organization. The Board elects a President,
one to three Vice Presidents, and the Secretary General. These officers
form the Executive Committee (EC). The EC acts for the Board pursuant to
the authorization of the Board. The Board meets bi-annually in even
years, the EC annually.

The IFSR has the following major means of publication
The Journal of Systems Research and Behavioural Science

The IFSR Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering

The IFSR Newsletter

Proceedings of Fuschl Conversations

IFSR W. Ashby Memorial Lectures (held at EMCSR Conferences

Publication about the IFSR

HOME PAGE: http://www.ifsr.org

The officers for the period 2010-2012 are:

PRESIDENT
Dr. Gary S. Metcalf
InterConnections LLC, USA
1408 1/2 Central Avenue
Ashland
Kentucky, KY 41101, USA
E-mail:gmetcalf@interconnectionsllc.com

VICE PRESIDENTS
Prof. Dr. Kyoichi Jim Kijima
510 Chitose, Takatsu ku,
Kawasaki city,
Kanagawa Prefecture, 213 0022, Japan
E-mail:kijima@valdes.titech.ac.jp

Dr. Amanda J. Gregory
Lodge Cottages
Broadgate, Walkington
East Yorkshire
HU17 8RJ, UK
E-mail:A.J.Gregory@hull.ac.uk

Dr. Leonie Solomons
127 Carlton Crescent,
Summer Hill,
NSW 2130 Australia
E-mail:leonie.solomons@gmail.com

SECRETARY GENERAL and contact
Prof. Gerhard CHROUST
IFSR c/o OSGK (Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies)
Freyung 6/6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 664 28 29 978, fax: +43 1 5336112-77
E-mail:Gerhard.Chroust@jku.at